The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United captain Michael Parkhurst and manager Tata Martino on MLS Cup Media Day on Dec. 6. In this portion of the press conference, the two men discuss the matchup against the Portland Timbers, having home-field advantage, contributions of current United player Darlington Nagbe, and Parkhurst’s role as captain of the team.
The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United player Tata Martino following his team’s 3-0 home win over the New York Red Bulls in the first leg of the Eastern Conference Finals of the MLS Cup Playoffs on Nov. 25. Topics included thoughts on the win, adjusting to New York not pressing on defense, the contributions of Franco Escobar at defense, the play of Tito Villalba and Ezequiel Barco off the bench and the importance of keeping intensity for the second leg in New York on Nov. 29.
The Sports Inquirer attended the presser of Atlanta United manager Tata Martino following his team’s 3-1 home win over New York City FC in the second leg of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the MLS Playoffs. Atlanta advanced on 4-1 on aggregate goals. Topics included thoughts on the win, advancing to the Conference Finals, the support of the Atlanta fans and the play of Miles Robinson.